Community Services

The Department of Communities (Communities) provides a range of community services to support Western Australians through various programs, initiatives and strategies.

The following is a selection of community services programs, initiatives and strategies that are provided and/or funded by Communities. This list will be expanded upon as this web page is further developed.

Seniors and Ageing: Communities is committed to supporting older Western Australians through a number of key initiatives and strategies.

Grants programs: Communities provides grants to community sector organisations and local governments to plan and implement projects, events and initiatives that help to improve the lives of Western Australians.

All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020–2030 is a whole-of-community strategy to improve outcomes for vulnerable Western Australians experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Women's interests: Women and girls in Western Australia deserve to live and work safely in a community where diversity is embraced and where access to rights, resources, opportunities and protections is not determined by gender.

Hardship Utility Grant Scheme: The Hardship Utility Grant Scheme (HUGS) assists Western Australian utility customers who are in financial hardship and are unable to pay their utility bills. The purpose of HUGS is to assist customers in financial hardship with their connection to essential services.

Cadets WA: ​​Communities funds and administers the Cadets WA program in Western Australia, and develops policies and procedures to support it.

Page reviewed 22 December 2021